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Lilium michiganense

Michigan Lily
Lilium michiganense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Binomial name
Lilium michiganense
Farw.

Lilium michiganense is a species of true lily commonly referred to as the Michigan Lily. It is a wildflower present in prairie habitats in the eastern United States and Canada, from South Dakota on the northwest through Ontario to New York on the northeast to Georgia on the southeast and Oklahoma on the southwest.[1]

The flower is orange with spots. It is widely cultivated in domesticated form. The Michigan lily is often confused with the Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), and with a naturalized Asian "tiger lily" Lilium lancifolium. The leaf arrangement is typically whorled, but sometimes alternate just below the inflorescence and at the very base of stem.[2]

Endangered status

The Michigan lily is an endangered species in the state of New York,[3] where it occurs in Monroe and Jefferson counties.[4] It is listed as threatened in Tennessee, where it appears only in Anderson County.[5]

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